University of Illinois

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Protesters mark anniversary of war

URBANA — About three dozen protesters, including celebrity doctor/clown Patch Adams, marked the 10th anniversary of U.S. troops in Afghanistan by calling for the return of troops, and good medical and psychological help for returning veterans.

The event on the University of Illinois Quadrangle had no visible counter-demonstration.

Groundbreaking for the electrical and computer engineering building, Oct 7, 2011

Gov. Pat Quinn was in town to join UI officials to break ground for an electrical and computer engineering building on the UI campus  in Urbana, IL.  Friday, October 7, 2011.

UI students named to White House intern program

Two University of Illinois students have been named to the White House Internship Program for the fall 2011 session.

The mission of the program is to make the White House accessible to future leaders around the nation and to prepare those devoted to public service for leadership.

The Urbana campus students are Laura Miller of Woodstock and Rachel Rubin of Arlington Heights.

New chancellor plans to listen

CHAMPAIGN — Chancellor Phyllis Wise said Tuesday that she's proud of the University of Illinois for its proactive handling of a law school data problem; she was aware of an earlier scandal, Category I, but it didn't figure into her decision to join Illinois; and promised to go on a listening tour of the campus.

Postal service to hold meetings on campus post offices

URBANA — Folks who use U.S. Postal Service facilities on campus will get a chance to help save them next week.

The postal service has scheduled community meetings on the future of Station "A" at 302 E. Green St., C, and the University Station inside Altgeld Hall for 5 p.m. Oct. 11.

Teen gets wish: to help favorite team during UI homecoming

When the Fighting Illini beat Northwestern this weekend, they had an extra member of the coaching staff to thank: 16-year-old Trenton Faullin.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation made Trenton's dream — serving as an honorary Illinois football coach for homecoming — a reality.

UI disputes arbitrator decision in GEO case

URBANA — The Graduate Employees' Organization won its case against the University of Illinois in arbitration, but the Urbana campus is contesting that decision.

The GEO released the Sept. 20 arbitration decision Monday.

One of first Peace Corps volunteers treasures his time overseas

Fifty years ago, the Berlin Wall was not yet built, the term "Peace Corps" had just been invented and John F. Kennedy's idealism took hold in a young Army Reservist named Ron Peters.

Inspired by Kennedy, and his uncles' tales of overseas duty in World War II, Peters decided to see the world and use his teaching experience in a developing country.

Police seek help with repeat theft offender

URBANA — The University of Illinois Police Department is seeking help to catch a repeat theft offender.

According to a UI press release, "Andra D. Brent has a long history of entering UI buildings and committing daytime thefts from offices left unattended."

Homecoming parade ready to step off tonight

     This year's University of Illinois Homecoming Parade gets underway tonight at 6 p.m.